Writing American Theatre
We craft plays in time and space. This course shows how. Students will read scenes from select plays by living American playwrights, including A.R. Gurney, Katori Hall, David Ives, Theresa Rebeck, and David Henry Hwang. We’ll focus on when and why drama works. Students will write their own short plays, perform them in class, and rework them according to what they learn. This course is not for the faint of heart, but students will come away appreciating dramatic technique, and knowing a lot more about how to use it.